Apple's superb AirPods just got even better

I got my first pair of Apple AirPods earlier this year -- yes, I know I’m very late to the party -- and they are exceptional. Today at its latest hardware event, Apple introduced the next generation of its popular wireless headphones with an all-new design.

The third generation AirPods are resistant to sweat and water and feature spatial audio and a new contoured shape and a shorter stem. The extended battery life promises up to six hours of listening time and up to 30 hours of total listening time with the charging case.

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"AirPods forever changed wireless headphones with their groundbreaking design, incredible sound, and magical experience," said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "We are excited to introduce the next generation of AirPods, featuring unrivaled sound through Adaptive EQ and spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, along with seamless interaction between Apple devices -- making the world’s best-selling headphones even better."

Apple AirPods (3rd generation) are available to order starting today, and in stores beginning Tuesday, October 26. They are priced at $179.

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